The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann) have released critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, and established themselves as one of the most musically original, refreshingly irreverent, and astoundingly entertaining instrumental rock-fusion acts on the planet. Call them a virtuoso supergroup if you must, but their musical high-wire act - employing random amounts of rock, jazz, pop, metal, and even traditional country - is informed by the spirit of a true band, one whose improvisational soul allows for anything to happen onstage at any moment...including the occasional wink and nod at the audience.
The Aristocrats are touring to promote their most ambitious and exploratory studio album yet, entitled You Know What...?, and will be supported by fellow rock-fusioners, Travis Larson Band.
With seven studio albums and three full-length performance DVDs, the award-winning Travis Larson Band is firmly rooted as one of instrumental music�'s premiere acts, having worked on record with Steve Lukather (Toto), Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck), Dave LaRue (Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Dixie Dregs), Vinx (Sting, Herbie Hancock).
Years of ambitious touring and shared live billing with notables such as Ted Nugent, UFO, Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), The Aristocrats, has established the band�'s reputation for live performances that masterfully deliver full throttle rock-fusion.
"Silky bends, sweet legato lines, and tuneful shred characterize Larson's playing... instrumental rock fans should catch this guy." -Guitar Player Magazine
In the wake of Eliminate joining the Disciple exclusive roster, the young bass producer has gone from strength to strength. From His label debut ‘Walls’, to monster collab and Spotify breakthrough hit ‘Party Starter’ with Flux Pavilion, and recent releases ‘Drive’ (Mad Decent) & ‘Bump’ (Never Say Die), he shows no sign of slowing down.
With support coming in from Skrillex to Flosstradamus to Chainsmokers to NGHTMRE to Excision to Bassnecter to UZ (the list goes on!), you can’t wander too far around any festival without hearing Eliminate’s signature sound.
This year has seen Eliminate play at the prestigious EDC Las Vegas embark upon his first AUS/NZ tour earlier this Fall & recently join the Disciple gang for a sold out Hollywood Palladium show.
William Elliott Whitmore is a singer-songwriter/banjoist/guitarist/drum-stompin’ solo act from Lee County, Iowa. He has released six full-length albums that seamlessly meld country, blues, folk, and punk styles - spanning from 2003’s Hymns for the Hopeless (Southern Records) to 2015’s Radium Death (ANTI-). His songs are haunting, rustic, powerful, and real – byproducts of living his entire life on the family farm, being involved in the hardcore-punk scene in the local community, and touring hard across the country. His seventh album Kilonova (2018) is different from everything else in his catalog, a collection of 10 cover songs from artists who have influenced his 15 plus-year career.
A man armed only with a banjo and a bass drum can be a formidable force, especially if his name is William Elliott Whitmore. With his powerful voice and honest approach, Whitmore comes from the land, growing up on a family farm in Lee County, Iowa. Still living on the same farm today, Whitmore has truly taken the time to discover where his center lies, and from that he will not be moved.
Whitmore has consistently carved his own path, honoring the longstanding tradition of folk music throughout his nearly 20-year career, while always allowing his blues, soul, and punk rock influences to shine through. Getting his first break opening for his friend's hardcore band with just a banjo in hand, he would discover bands like The Jesus Lizard, Bad Brains, Lungfish, and Minutemen and soon learn to play his own brand of rural, roots music with that same DIY ethic.
William Elliott Whitmore has been back and forth across the United States and to cities around the world. He's toured with such diverse acts as Frank Turner, Trampled By Turtles, Clutch, and Chris Cornell, to name a few. He's appeared on some of the biggest stages around the world including Stagecoach Fest, Byron Bluesfest (Australia) and End of the Road Fest (UK). His willingness to take his show to any playing field has proved invaluable as he turned strangers to diehards with every performance.
GRENDEL officially welcomes you to their Ascending The Abyss North America Tour 2019!
We will be touring North America this Summer in support of our upcoming album "Abyssal Light Ascension". We are also excited to bring our good friends Striplicker, Glass Apple Bonzai and Esoterik with some surprise guests along the way!
VIP packages will be available soon www.grendel-hq.com